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Bill Twomey remembered

Former Bronx Times columnist and local historian, the late William ‘Bill’ Twomey, will have a street named after him near where he lived in Throggs Neck, according to Councilman James Vacca.

Twomey wrote over 1,000 Do You Remember? columns for the Bronx Times Reporter, as well as authoring nine books, said Vacca. He was the founder of the East Bronx History Forum, the councilman said.

Bill was a fixture in the Bronx, because he, along with John McNamara were really the Bronx historians. They researched so much about Bronx history and they had an appreciation about everything Bronx.

The bill for the co-naming in honor of Twomey, passed the City Council on Thursday, June 23. The mayor is expected to sign off on the bill, part of a larger package of co-naming legislation the council passes roughly every six months.

The street co-naming, for an as yet unspecified date, will be at the corner of corner of Revere Avenue and Dill Place.

Twomey was actively involved in St. Frances de Chantal Parish, the St. Frances Sea Cadets, and numerous Bronx organizations.

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